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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Scout plan

So it looks like I'm going to keep things pretty simple:
- SEI GLFS (still debating a dovetail or the hooded one)
- SEI 5/8"x24 threaded barrel adapter
- SilcencerCo ASR muzzle brake
- SilencerCo Omega suppressor
- Shuester adjustable gas plug

Optics-wise, I'm thinking about being a guinea pig for that new Vortex AMG UH-1 reflex sight and running it on the scout rail. I may put a magnifier behind it if I have enough space for longer range engagements, but for that type of scenario, I'm looking at the Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 6.5-20x50. Probably somewhat overkill for a scout, but eh, my aging eyes will appreciate it. And no, they won't be run simultaenously - the AMG has a QD mount so I'd just pop it off and attach the side saddle scope mount with the Leupold on it.

Actually that brings up one question that I haven't seen in all my reading and research about suppressed M1As. Any recommendations on scope ring heights to clear the irons and/or the suppressor?

Also, since I'm in the PRC (People's Republic of California) for at least 6 months, at least I can bring it out here and shoot. Sans suppressor of course and with 10 round mags, but it's better than no rifle at all.


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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:21 PM   #2
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I'm running a 50mm Leupold, on my loaded it is in medium rings the bells clears the hand guard buy 5/16 of an inch.

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Old May 17th, 2017, 10:07 AM   #3
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Ok cool. Have you found the need to run a cheek piece with the medium rings? I'm trying to avoid it if I can, but if I'm not going to be able to, so be it.

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Old May 17th, 2017, 12:52 PM   #4
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You may as well order a cheek rest, I use the US palms but there are several companies that make good ones. I can shoot mine without it but can't get any cheek weld at all, more like chin weld not easy to shoot without it.i made my first one with an ace bandage and a wool sock. My groups improved a good bit so I bought one.

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Old May 17th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #5
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Fair enough. I'll pick up a couple amazon cheapies and see what works best. I'll buy something better once I figure out exactly what I'm going to need. Thanks WA.


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FWIW I have the Blackhawk cheek riser and it is too wide on the sides of the stock. I'm looking at a cheek-n-stock for my next try

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Voodoo tactical makes a pretty nice one for cheap, I bought mine used from a buddy.

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Old May 17th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info, M1 - I'll avoid the Blackhawk one. I was looking at some one-off company (don't recall the name) and Voodoo Tactical's riser. Both are about $15 or so, so not a huge loss if they suck. Although since it's Amazon, if they suck, I'll just send 'em back, tell 'em they suck and find something else.


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Old May 17th, 2017, 01:56 PM   #9
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Its going to be a nice rifle. Cant wait to see pictures.

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Bradley adjustable cheek riser. http://www.bradleycheekrest.com/Brad...stable_c11.htm

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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:38 AM   #12
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The Bradley adjustable riser looks solid. And it comes in Kryptek patterns. Gentlemen, I believe we have a winner! Thank you for the suggestion!


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